As you all know, I’m always on the lookout for natural products that can improve immunity and the health of the biome. Today I devoted myself to reading about bovine IgG and was truly amazed at how much research has been done on it. There’s a lot unknown at this point (like the best kind, … More Bovine Immunoglobulins…Who Knew?! (Or should that be, who moo?)
There are a lot of great biome stories this week. Tough choice, what to write about today! There are two items that came out on top of the list so you get one today and one early next week. Today’s top story is about a huge step in using phages therapeutically. You all know how … More Bacteriophages: A Clinical Study
As many of you may know, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is thought to be closely related to fibromyalgia… and as someone who suffers from the latter, any news on these two illnesses is near and dear to me. Inspired by the d-lactate findings I wrote about in my last two posts, I did some snooping … More Dysbiosis, Fibromylagia (and Chronic Fatigue)…and Me
A month or two ago, a friend wrote to me suggesting that I address the question, “are probiotics always good for you?” I promised I would – and fully intended to keep that promise soon – but one of the big news headlines this week made soon into now. By the way, sorry in advance. … More Probiotics, Crappy Science and The Right to Choose
This morning I got to thinking about some of my favorite papers of the past, and decided to pick one to write about today. In the spring of 2010, around the same time I saw Dr. Jeremy Nicholson present his findings – that the urine of children on the autism spectrum contains metabolites different from … More What Do We Really Know About Treating SIBO
Feeling nostalgic after last week’s post on autism and carbohydrate malabsorption, I spent some time today flipping through one of my massive binders of research that I’ve been collecting for the last 20 years. After Alex’s amazing response to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I began to look carefully at research supporting its use and it … More Dietary Carbohydrates, Bowel Disease and the Bacterial Microbiome
I spent some time this week filing papers and abstracts that I’ve collected over the last few months and came across several that I am surprised I didn’t share with you at the time. (Then again, there are only so many hours in the day….or, as I say to my sons, “there’s only 1 Mommy.” … More Transferring IBS (and other diseases… and health) Via Fecal Microbiota Transplant
More on the subject of people reacting differently to the same bacteria… A study[i] out of Sweden shows that the intestinal barrier in the colon of people with irritable bowel syndrome allows more bacteria to pass freely through the intestinal mucosa causing an immune reaction. The researchers took tissue samples from the large intestines of … More IBS – an Abnormal Response to Gut Bacteria?